New Farm’s Rainbow Heir, the lone 3-year-old in the field of
eight, took command early and drew clear late to capture the featured $55,000
allowance event on Sunday, upping his record to a perfect three-for-three.
Elvis Trujillo, Rainbow Heir went :22 flat for the opening quarter and :45 flat
for the half mile before accelerating through the lane, stopping the timer in a
snappy 1:08 2/5 for six furlongs over a fast main track. He returned $3, $2.20 and $2.10 as the
odds-on choice in the field of New
Jersey bred colts and geldings. Score the Gold, who checked in two lengths
behind the winner, paid $3.40 and $2.40 and topped a $7.80 exacta. It was another 2 ½ lengths back to Crafty
Concorde, who returned $4.20 to show.
always trained really well,” said winning trainer Ben Perkins Jr. “He was a little green
in his first two races, even though he won them. Today it was perfect. He finished up real strong. Our goal for right now is the Jersey Shore
(Grade 3, $100,000, July 4).”
A colt by
Wildcat Heir from the Prospectors Gamble mare Rainbow Pride, Rainbow Heir has
now earned $77,460 for his connections.
resumes at Monmouth
Park on Saturday, May
18. Gates will open at 10:00 a.m., with
first post set for 12:50 p.m. The first
simulcast race will be 10:30 a.m. from Pimilico as Monmouth beams in all the simulcast
action on Preakness Day.